Inspiring budding leaders

What a humbling experience to be given the stage to speak on leadership to youth from 11 – 18 years. It’s the perfect age to shape character, influence good habits and inspire big dreams.  I remember significant people who have sown into my life whilst growing up – people whom I look up to, people whom I crave spending time and people whom I am proud to be associated with.

Apart from my parents (of course!), there’s one particular person that stood up for me in the pool of masses. His name is Bill Wilson. He’s in his early 50s now, still living in the ghettos of New York since the day he was abandoned by his mother on the sidewalks. He turned his hopeless situation into an enormous dream, lending hope to thousands of young children in the slumps of scary NYC. Children born into broken families, children who have no idea what a daddy figure is, children who stay under the same roof with brothers who are drug dealers and drug addicts and sisters and mothers sell their body to make a living – now have a glimmer of hope and a chance to enjoy a normal childhood. He saw hope and opportunity in the blackhole and pulled through the tunnel into light.

Today he runs the largest sunday school in NYC sharing hope and joy to over 40,000 children in the ‘big apple’. I was privilege and again humbled by the fact that I spend 4 months rubbing shoulders with him and his team of passionate leaders.

Isn’t it true when Jim Clemmer made this statement “Passionate leaders rally people throughout their organizations or teams, and anyone else that can help around a cause. They transform jobs into crusades, exciting adventures, or deeper missions.”

My hope is that all 60 youth we spoke to last Saturday will one day stumble upon great leaders who will bring them closer to their destinies. Note to self: It’s not always that we cross paths with great leaders. When we see one or recognize one, do whatever it takes to glean from them.

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